Watch the Google Pixel and Apple iPhone 7 drop from 1,000 feet in the air

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We’re guessing it’s highly unlikely for you and a friend to get together to drop your very expensive phones from midair just to see if they survive even though you know they really won’t.

So let’s leave a drop test between the Google Pixel and Apple iPhone 7 to UnlockRiver, a channel on YouTube that frequently conducts these experiments for our enjoyment.

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It all starts with the host introducing the drop test, saying Google and Apple’s 2016 flagships are going to be suspending 1,000 feet in the air by a drone before being released and going into free fall.

Ouch! That had to hurt.

Neither the Pixel nor the iPhone 7 survive the drop test. Both displays shatter into an unusable state, which isn’t a surprise. If we had to pick one that looked less damaged, it’d be the Pixel. The iPhone 7’s back was full of scratches and dents while the Pixel’s remained largely undamaged.

There’s no way any phone in the world today would survive a 1,000-foot drop, but it’s fun to watch thousands of dollars worth of phones be blown away on the obvious.

If you’re curious to see the fate of other devices going through drop tests, check out UnlockRiver’s channel on YouTube for more videos.

Source: UnlockRiver (YouTube)


About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.